Category Archives: Social Issues

What’s the Deal With Suppression and Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar?

Hello All, Welcome to another edition of ‘What’s the Deal’, the blog that has yet to cross the mighty Irawaddy. In this post, we re-examine familiar terrain in Myanmar (which was covered back in 2012) in regards to relations between … Continue reading

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RE-UPDATED POST – What’s the Deal With Pre-Existing Conditions – AHCA Redux

Hello All, another update on the health care legislation, This past week (5/4/2017), the House of Representatives passed the updated American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that is the latest in the many-part series of repealing and replacing the … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With “Pre-Existing Conditions”?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that has a very, very big HSA. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the possibility of Congressional and Presidential “Plans” to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a Hot Middle East and Sahara?

Hello All, Welcome to another edition of “WTD”, the blog whose humor is as dry as the Atacama.* In this week’s post, we’ll chat about climate change’s effect on an already warm region of the world and how it may … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Public Health, The Environment and Race?

Hello All! In this edition of WTD, we’ll discuss the high profile case of contaminated water in Flint, Michigan and how it connects with our community and social history of racial discrimination in housing and environmental concerns. Throughout the history … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Dissatisfaction in America?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that enjoys pessimism in good times. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the current doldrums of American political and public views that have persisted despite continuing economic gains. Is … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Grass-Fed Meat and Understanding Food Labels?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that is certified to be fed mostly on peanuts. In this edition, we’ll discuss the often misunderstood and misused terms surrounding food and nutrition such as non-GMO, organic, … Continue reading

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